Just ask Catherine Trotter about making a difference in Baltimore, and she will tell you with great enthusiasm about a youth program she heads in Baltimore. Trotter, the Director of the New Beginnings Creative After School Program (NBC After School Program), works tirelessly with community residents and city leaders to provide Baltimore youth, in grades one - nine, a safe and creative afterschool learning environment.
Parents who enroll their children in the NBC After School Program can rest assured knowing that their children will have opportunities to obtain homework assistance and mentoring in a safe, loving learning environment. Additionally, participants can choose to participate in dance classes, join a chess club, play basketball, share creative arts and complete other cultural enrichment activities. The NBC After School Program also serves nutritional snacks to all participants.
"Our program is unique because it is a good balance between core academic reinforcement in math and reading, but it gives room for creative expression through dance, cultural enrichment and creative art exploration ... [We] monitor students' report cards and observe and keep good records of student academic improvement, and we maintain monthly Student Evaluation Forms for each student," explained Catherine Trotter
Trotter is inviting the general public to attend an Open House on September 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Parents and caregivers interested in learning more about the after school program will have the opportunity to meet Trotter and her staff while enjoying food and refreshments. The Open House starts at 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to take place at 3220 The Alameda (21218).
For more details, visit www.nwbeginnings.org or call 410-630-1377.